Gas colic is the least serious form of colic. That’s the good news.
You're all familiar with omega 3s and there are some new sources to tell you about. This issue of Forage for Thought introduces you to various feedstuffs high in omega 3s, including more description of the old standbys, flax and chia seeds.
Colostrum – you know it as the mare’s first milk. It is a complex fluid, rich in nutrients and immune-regulating compounds, all designed to give the newborn foal the immune support he needs to thrive. Unlike humans, who are born with an initial level of immunity, newborn horses do not benefit from any placental transfer […]
Are you tempted to cut your grass, then rake it into soft, fragrant, tasty piles of clippings for your horse to nibble? According to equine nutrition expert Dr. Juliet Getty, this should be the last thing you encourage your horse to eat. It has to do with that extra step: raking.
A healthy horse needs to be fed like a horse and housed like a horse. Dr. Juliet Getty has enlightened horse owners throughout the world on the importance of supplying horses with forage at all times, in her bestselling reference, Feed Your Horse Like A Horse. Without a steady supply of hay and/or pasture, the […]
True, gradual weight loss can be achieved by creating an environment that allows horses to eat and behave in sync with their normal instincts. Hormones such as insulin, cortisol, and leptin are in homeostasis, where the body achieves a state of equilibrium and performs as it should. It starts with making the horse feel safe. […]
Spring is almost upon us in most of the country, so it’s time to revisit that critical topic: spring grazing.